November 27, 2021

Rock Icon Carl Palmer and The Mill Cayman support the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

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Carl-Palmer-600x360Carl Palmer, one of rock’s iconic figures and a founding member of both Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) and ASIA, is scheduled to perform in the Cayman Islands for one night only at The Mill Cayman, a new world-class recording facility located in East End. The evening of fine art and music is a fundraising initiative supporting free educational programming at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI).

The event titled The Rhythm of Light – Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Remembering Keith and The Music, is part of an international tour which presents bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP and other composers. A multi-media experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Mr Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Mr Simon Fitzpatrick.

The international tour celebrates Palmer’s 50th year in music and is designed to honour the tragic death of ELP bandmate, Keith Emerson, on 11 March 2016. “We have lost a very talented and gifted musician but this great music will continue for a long, long time,” said Palmer, in a statement.

The event at The Mill Cayman will also showcase Palmer’s new signature collection of fine art which he has created in collaboration with acclaimed Los Angeles Art Team, Scene Four. The limited edition series features twelve stunning bold abstract images that were created out movement patterns made by Palmers illuminated drum sticks. They combine motion, colour, and lighting into incredibly compelling fine artworks. “Fortunately, I have created a style of art that many people seem to enjoy and want to have in their homes. The fact that I can donate the proceeds to help this great charity makes this endeavour even more fulfilling.” says Palmer. “I can’t think of a better way to share my art with the public.”

In addition to the private event on 2 July, which will feature an art exhibition and concert, Carl Palmer will be visiting the National Gallery to host a drumming workshop with students from the NGCI Lighthouse and Sunrise art programmes. All of this has been made possible via the sponsorship of The Mill Cayman, along with supporting sponsors the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Cayman Airways.


IMAGE: Carl Palmer


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